Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snow? What Snow?

Everyone who knows me knows how much I hate snow. Hate it. With a white-hot-hatred. When the white stuff is falling, I tell myself it's not's volcanic ash. Oddly enough, the thought that a modern day Mount Vesuvius is about to turn my world into Pompeii, The Sequel is more comforting to me than snow.

So, when calls for "crippling snow from Mid-Atlantic to Northeast" and "rates of 1 to 3 inches an hour" and "snowfall is expected to be 18 to 24 inches" and "the highest amounts are expected in parts of southern New Jersey" I would normally be curled up in the fetal position, sucking my thumb, praying for a comet to hit the Earth and put me out of my misery.

Not today! In between taking the dogs out to pee...

...and telling them not to eat the snow and then coaxing them back in the house...
...and then letting them out again because they ate so much show that, you guessed it, they have to pee...
...I've been knitting, eating cream cheese and olive sandwiches on little tiny slices of pumpernickel bread, and watching The Holiday. Do you see all that snow? Totally unheard of here in southern New Jersey. But, at least the worst is over. Oh no...that's right. The heaviest part of the storm is going to hit between 3:00 and 9:00pm. What time is it now? 2:45pm.

Who cares, though, because the dogs are happy and healthy, I still have a job (which might change any day now but I can't think about that today...I'll think about that tomorrow) and I have wonderful friends. Friends who are kind and thoughtful and can brighten your day even though you have never met them in person. Yesterday, one of those friends totally blew me away. Sue, dear, sweet Sue sent me this:
It is unbelievable! Sue made me a counted-cross-stitch pillow...of a BRITTANY! It is absolutely beautiful! So thoughtful! She even included some treats for the babes. Emma, Tara and Cooper say "We Love Auntie Sue!"

So today, even with the snow, not only am I NOT in a catatonic state, but I think that my shriveled up, Christmas-hating Grinch heart is beginning to grow, and I might, just might be getting into the Christmas spirit!

Sue, you are a miracle worker!


Channon said...

LOVE that pillow!! Sue is super-talented and generous, isn't she!?

Sissy is pacing and screaming, even though I have the shutter (indoors) open in the bedroom so she can watch her friend (well, ours, but you know how that works) Danny use a Bobcat with a huge bucket on it to move the snow off our drive. We had 24 inches around noon, and I haven't bothered to check since. Oh - and it's still snowing. Hasn't stopped in over 25 hours.

Sue said...

Wow, that's a lot of volcanic ash. Tsar wishes he could come play with your pack. He's be rolling in it and eating it and having a fine time.

I'm so glad I could brighten your holidays a little.
Aunt Sue

Nichole said...

What a gorgeous gift from Sue!! LOVE it.

Aren't snow days when you do not have to leave the house so wonderful??? THey are my favorite kind!!

Great pics!

gaylen said...

That is an incredible cross stitch. I truly treasure my puppy pillow!

Hope your grinchy heart keeps growing :) g